Kyiv is the capital city of Ukraine situated in the central north part of the country. It is as well the most populated city with more than 2.8 million inhabitants. Kyiv is a huge city full of history, education and culture inside. We enjoyed visiting all colorful churches mostly covered in gold, as well as, impressive palace, bridges and monuments. In Kyiv you will find massive buildings which reminded us Minsk to some extent, these days most of them are used by the government. In our opinion Kyiv is something like a center of Eastern Europe full of different cultures, industry, science and most importantly education.

Helpful tips

Restaurants. In Kyiv there are a lot of different restaurants and bars, thus, depending on your mood and preferences you can choose what best suits your needs. You can find great price quality ratio in local food restaurant – “Puzata hata” or enjoy your evening beer in one of the best draft beer restaurants in town – “Punkraft” (Read more about them in our article: Unlock Secrets of Lviv: Guide to Outstanding Bars & Restaurants).

Markets. In Kyiv as in every other location on the world enjoyed by tourists you will have plenty of shops who can sell you overpriced souvenirs.

Prices in grocery shops are the same as through whole Ukraine, however, take into consideration that bigger shops usually hold better price.

Tap water in Kyiv and in whole Ukraine is not considered good in any way. They use chlorination process of adding chlorine to drinking water to disinfect it and kill germs. Thus, the water in whole country has chlorine smell and does not taste good. Neither of our hosts advised to use water from tap for drinking but you can boil it though.

Transportation. To get to Kyiv you can use plane, train, bus, car or any other transport you feel like using. As it is the capital and the largest city in Ukraine, it is easy to access it in every way.

In the city it is most common to use metro, also, public transportation such as buses or “Marsrutka“ – a local mini bus which drives around the city. Locals advise to use metro or buses as Marsrutka’s are usually overcrowded, hot and uncomfortable. We found metro to be most convenient of them all.

Best of luck planning your holidays in Kyiv!

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